Paducah Recreation Center

Reopening Plans

Due to Kentucky state issued guidelines, staff will be implementing new procedures as we reopen. Please view our January Update Member Letter to view these changes and procedures. Open Gyms are returning in February. Several COVID-19 rules, regulations, procedures, and policies are in place for each specific Open Gym. To view those, please see our Open Gym Reopening Plan. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to reopen our facility and provide quality programming safely. 

See our April Calendar for a schedule of classes.

If you or someone in your household is feeling sick, or has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID 19, please stay home.  

The Paducah Recreation Center is located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive in the historic Fountain Avenue Neighborhood.  The facility includes a gymnasium, stage, kitchen, conference room, and classrooms.

Membership Information

All memberships are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. In previous years memberships were only good for the calendar year. All memberships are a card that attaches to your key ring (key fob). These key fobs will have a bar code assigned to each member of your household. You will scan in once you enter the facility for your class, activity, or open gym. Therefore it is crucial that you bring this key fob with you every time you enter the facility. Activity Punch Passes will also be added to the same key fob when purchased.

Paducah Recreation Center Membership Prices are listed below:

  •  Paducah Recreation Center GOLD Membership (Individual or Family): $60.00
  •  Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00
  •  Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00
  • Daily Drop In Visit (Open Gyms Only): $5.00 
  • Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00


A family consists of parents/guardians and their children. All persons 18 years of age or older must purchase their own membership account unless they are purchasing a family membership with their spouse.

Activities included in the $20 Yearly Individual or Family Membership at no extra cost include Open Gym, Walking Club, Basketball Open Gym, Youth Open Gym, and Volleyball Open Gym. There are two membership options to participate in classes at the Paducah Recreation Center. A Yearly Membership is $20 and is good for 365 days. After that you can purchase an Activity Punch Pass for $10 which gets you into 20 classes or pay a $1 drop in rate as you go to each class. A GOLD Membership costs $60 and is good for 365 days. No additional fees are needed to participate in classes after purchasing the GOLD Membership. Classes currently offered include: Booty Jam, Chair Yoga, Chair Chi Yoga, Mat Yoga, Mid-East Dance, Sculpt & Tone, SharQui, and Super Soul Fitness.

Memberships can be purchased at any time throughout the upcoming year and they are valid for 365 days. There is a $5 charge if you need to replace your key fob membership anytime throughout the 365 days. Certain sports leagues, sports tournaments, and special events at the facillity are excluded in the cost for membership and could have separate registration fees. Call Paducah Parks and Recreation at 270-444-8508 for more information.

Beginning in 2020, the Paducah Recreation Center will allow non-members to participate in Open Gym, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Youth Open Gym, and Walking Club for a drop-in rate of $5 per day. If they choose to become a member during a day where they paid the $5 drop-in rate, they can apply that $5 to their membership fee. However, any payments on previous days cannot be used towards a membership.

Hours of Operation 

Hours are subject to change on a month by month basis. Please take a look at our March Calendar for the latest hours of operation. Because the Paducah Recreation Center is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there is currently no May or June calendar available. However, beginning June 2nd, Paducah Parks & Recreation is offering virtual classes via Facebook Live. Please take a look at the June calendar for a schedule of virtual classes.

Schedule of Activities

Basketball Open Gym is on Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Volleyball Open Gym is on Thursday from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Times may change during certain months of the year based on other scheduled leagues or practices. No childcare is provided during these activities. Children under 10 years are not permitted entry unless supervised by an adult who is not participating in open gym.

We have a wide variety of classes at the Paducah Recreation Center: Chair Yoga, Mat Yoga, Mid-East Dance, Booty Jam, Funky Fitness, and SharQui - ongoing classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Check out the monthly calendar for exact times.

Check back regularly for updates and newly added classes. 

Facility Reservations

The Paducah Recreation Center is now available for reservations for athletic and fitness activities only. We recommend the Robert Cherry Civic Center for larger events including banquets, dances, concerts, etc. If you are interested in reserving the facility please view the Paducah Recreation Center Application Form. You may complete this form and email to or you may fill out a permit online. Reservation requests much be approved by Paducah Parks & Recreation staff since there is regularly scheduled programming at the facility. For additional information, contact 270-444-8508.

Virtual Fitness

Join us on the Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for LIVE streaming of your favorite classes with your favorite instructors.  Classes have been modified to allow for the best virutal experience and include Mid-East Dance, SharQui, Booty Jam, Chair Yoga, and Sculpt and Tone.

Sculpt & Tone - 6/3/2020

Chair Yoga - 6/3/2020

Booty Jam - 6/3/2020

Mid-East Dance - 6/4/2020

SharQui - 6/4/2020

Mid-East Dance - 6/11/2020

SharQui - 6/11/2020

Sculpt & Tone - 6/17/2020

Chair Yoga - 6/17/2020

Mid-East Dance - 6/18/2020

SharQui - 6/18/2020

Sculpt & Tone - 6/24/2020

Chair Yoga - 6/24/2020

Booty Jam - 6/24/2020

Mid-East Dance - 6/25/2020

SharQui - 6/25/2020

Sculpt & Tone - 7/1/2020

Chair Yoga - 7/1/2020

SharQui - 7/2/2020

Mid-East Dance - 7/9/2020

SharQui - 7/9/2020

SharQui - 7/16/2020

Sculpt & Tone - 7/22/2020

Chair Yoga - 7/22/2020

Mid-East Dance - 7/23/2020

SharQui - 7/23/2020

Mid-East Dance - 8/3/2020

SharQui - 8/5/2020

Sculpt & Tone - 8/12/2020

Chair Yoga - 8/12/2020

SharQui - 8/12/2020

Mid-East Dance - 8/17/2020

SharQui - 8/19/2020

SharQui - 8/26/2020

Mat Yoga - 11/10/2020

SharQui - 11/10/2020

Chair Yoga - 11/11/2020

Mat Yoga - 11/12/2020

Chair Yoga - 11/16/2020

Mat Yoga - 11/17/2020

SharQui - 11/17/2020

Chair Yoga - 11/18/2020

Mat Yoga - 11/19/2020

Chair Yoga - 11/30/2020

SharQui - 12/1/2020

Chair Yoga - 12/2/2020

Mat Yoga - 12/3/2020

SharQui - 12/8/2020

Chair Yoga - 12/9/2020

Chair Yoga - 12/14/2020

Mat Yoga - 12/15/2020

SharQui - 12/15/2020

Chair Yoga - 1/4/2021

SharQui - 1/5/2021

Chair Yoga - 1/6/2021

For more virtual recreation experiences, events, and activities, visit our Recreation @ Home page. 

Facility Rules

  • Must wear athletic shoes on gym floor
  • Must sign in upon entry and present Member ID card
  • No dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
  • Equipment must be checked out at the office
  • Equipment must be signed back in at the office before leaving the facility
  • No profanity
  • No rough housing
  • Must follow additional game rules during league play
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, except during after school hour programming (3:30-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Facility Amenities

Amenities:  The Paducah Recreation Center features a sport court for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, futsal, and many more activities.  A conference room is available next to the court that also serves as a yoga classroom.  The conference room has a pass-through area to the large kitchen.  In the kitchen, you'll find a refrigerator, work island, a double oven, two stoves, sink, and warming containers.  The kitchen has a concession opening to the sports court.  At the end of the court is a stage.  Upstairs, you'll find a large open area that is open to the court below in addition to a smaller open area, both perfect for classes.  The restroom facilities includes a shower.

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Large sports court

Benches and flooring

Stage at end of sports court


Large kitchen next to sports court


Two stoves and double oven in kitchen


Serving area and concessions windows


Conference room next to sports court

 Upstairs Small Meeting Room

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (small section)

 Upstairs Large Open Area

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (large section)